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Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone could identify what this bellhousing is/fits. The owner says it’s for an SBF but I haven’t been able to find anything that matches it. I tried googling the number that’s written on it and found an old McLeod SBF unit on Summit that’s no longer carried but the picture didn’t look the same as the one in question. Figured maybe someone here might be familiar enough to recognize what it is.
 

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Are there no stamped numbers in it? You may want to contact McLeod and see if they will look at the pictures.
 

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I don't have it in hand unfortunately, just the pics that were sent. Though, I didn't see anything stamped. I found an old McLeod housing that looked similar with the peaked flange at the top on eBay. The bolt pattern for the trans on the bell housing above looked to be different though, maybe a top loader housing?
 

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Looks like my McLeod design , but mine is different with bolt pattern for my T-56. That one needs to have the extra thick scatter shield block plate to match. If it doesn't have the block plate it's useless. That is an odd ball bolt pattern like a universal one but doesn't look like a T-5 would bolt up to it.
 

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Its not a t5/tko 8660 bell, I would measure the the bore and the bolt pattern to get an idea but if it used the spacer rings like the 8660 did to fit two transmissions it won't tell you much.
 

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Yea, they were going to pick it up for sub-$100 which would be a deal on an SFI bellhousing but it would need to match up with a TKX/TKO/Top Loader. Sounds like there may be too much gray area with this to buy it with any confidence and then also needing to source missing parts from McLeod. At least that's what I'm gathering.
 

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Well it's not an 8623... Might be an 8624 but without taking measurements its a guessing game on that old stuff and its missing partts. They used an adaptor plates for tremecs that you could buy as a kit under 8625 or separately and use the 8624 bell.
 

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that bellhousing is NOT SFI rated.. no tag and too old... so no its not a deal.. if you need an SFI bellhousing, buy one that is SFI rated and tagged....
I think the majority don't care if it's a current cert, just that its rated to contain, very few tracks that will check that cert unless its a class car.....an uncut, none rusted steel bell doesn't become tissue paper because nhra gets sfi money lol. quick times are $1200 list price these days and haven't changed in design since they sold for $300 before a certain company bought them up. Glad I bought mine years ago.
 

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There's more than enough bolt holes for several different engines and transmissions. That center top bolt hole looks like it's for a Chevy.
Where does the Ford starter bolt up? :unsure:
 

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Where does the Ford starter bolt up? :unsure:
The Ford starter bolts to the bellhousing, but this one does not appear to have the proper mounting holes. It looks like someone has added a threaded hole right where the starter pocket curves out. I wonder if this a multi-fit bellhousing to fit one type of trans to various engines? It would have to be trans specific as different transmissions have different input shaft lengths, although this housing is drilled for several bolt patterns (which Ford had). The two small holes midway between the clutch fork opening and the trans opening look like the mounting point for a Ford fork pivot.
 
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